ANZAC Day activities at Berwick

As a lead up to ANZAC Day the Berwick Boys Squadron of the Australian Air League invited members of the Australian Great War Associations Re-enactment group to visit the Squadron. During this visit the Cadets learnt some of the history of the First World War and saw some of the equipment used. A few of the cadets also had an opportunity to try on the uniforms and work with the equipment brought along.dsc00007

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Chief of the Defence Force Parade – ADFA

Our congratulations go to former cadets Chris Brennan and Jesse Lovell-Tait of Ringwood Squadron, Victoria. Both of them were accepted into the Australian Defence Force Academy in late 2007 and recently took part in the the Chief of the Defence Force Parade at ADFA.

Not to be outdone, Second Officer Michael Iverach (also of Ringwood Squadron) has recently been offered a position as an army pilot and will be leaving shortly. We wish them all the best of luck with their future careers!

Sadler Wing Parade and Cowra Festival of International Understanding

On 8th March cadets and Officers from NSW Boys Group and NSW Girls Group travelled to Cowra, in rural NSW to take part in the Sadler Wing Parade and Cowra Festival of International Understanding. The Australian Air League led the parade with cadets carrying the flags of 44 nations that have previously featured in the Festival and were prominently featured in the local media.

 

Photos of the parade can be seen on the website here.

Australian Air League Cadet of the Year – 2008

On the weekend of 15th/17th February 2008, the National Staff and the Executive Commissioners had the pleasure, and honour, to spend a Saturday and Sunday with the ‘cream’ of the Australian Air League’s youth membership.

The candidates were:

Corporal Aaron Daniels Victoria Boys
Senior Cadet Lyndsie Delarue South Australia Girls
Sergeant Michelle Mish-Wills Queensland Girls
Corporal Jaislie Moers  New South Wales Girls
Sergeant Kristen Orphanos      Victoria Girl
Senior Cadet Lyndsie Delarue        South Australia Girls
Corporal Daniel Purnell    New South Wales Boy
Corporal Michal Stanek    South Australia Boys
Sergeant Jacob White  Queensland Boys

 

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Tamworth Country Music Festival Parade

ImageTo celebrate Australia Day and help promote the local Squadrons, members of NSW Boys and Girls Goup travelled to Tamworth in regional NSW to take part in the Tamworth Country Music Festival Parade. Squadros represented included Tamworth, Hunter region (including Singleton and Maitland), Marrickville, Riverwood, Mount Pritchard, Sutherland Shire and City of Blacktown.

Australian Air League contingentAfter a long, hot march the Officers and cadets enjoyed a BBQ lunch put on by the local Squadrons and a trip to the swimming pools for a well earned break! 

To check out more photos from the festival, check the gallery here

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